Xiaomi has just announced on Sina Weibo Chinese social media that, to our surprise, they will officially present the Xiaomi 14 and 14 Pro this week, on Thursday, October 26 at 19:00 local time (13:00 CEST, 4 am PST). The fact that the two flagship smartphones will ship with the new HyperOS user interface was already announced previously. According to the rumors, the two flagship smartphones will be equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, which is not even official yet.
Qualcomm is expected to present the new flagship processor today, October 24, at 12h Pacific Time (21:00 CEST) at the Hawaiian Snapdragon Summit.
Like previous launches, the Xiaomi 14 phones are expected to be released in China first and then in other countries later. These Xiaomi 13 successors will presumably comprise three models: the Xiaomi 14, Xiaomi 14 Pro, and Xiaomi 14 Ultra. However, it appears that only the 14 and 14 Pro will be released first, with the Ultra variant presumably following later.
Leaked renders of the Xiaomi 14 Pro showcased a sleek design with a flat display, ditching the curved edges of its predecessor. Additionally, the phone could boast an upgraded quad-camera setup, surpassing the triple-camera setup of the Xiaomi 13 Pro.
Xiaomi has already confirmed that its next challenger to the leading Android phones will be equipped with top-notch Leica Summilux lenses, a step up from the Leica Summicron lenses used in their previous flagship smartphones like the Xiaomi 12 and 13 series. This type of lens promises a significant boost in camera performance.